Book Release “Design der Zukunft”, Part5


Thursday, 22nd January 2015, 7pm, Schreyvogelsaal
University of Vienna, Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies
Hofburg, Batthyanystiege

„Design der Zukunft“ – everything post-digital?
Book presentation, lectures and diskussion with Klaus Birk, Jana Herwig, Cornelia and Holger Lund

What role(s) can design play in a changing society? This is the central question being asked in the recent publication “Design der Zukunft” (Designing the future/The future of design). Within a series of contributions, the book discusses concepts such as DIY-Design, Post-Digitality, Design Thinking, Social Design and Utopia Design.
Jan Herwig and students are welcoming film and media researcher Cornelia Lund (University of Hamburg), art- and design researcher Holger Lund (DHBW Ravensburg) as well as the communication designer Klaus Birk (DHBW Ravensburg).
Based on the publication, thoughts on post-digitality in design will be developed further, while taking a closer look e.g. at current music videos. Is post-digitality just another expression of a counter-approach to an otherwise digitally pervaded life? Or is the concept providing a useful theoretical impulse for the design and/or analysis of media?

The book “Design der Zukunft” (2014), edited by Cornelia and Holger Lund, is documenting the results of two symposiums held at DHBW Ravensburg in 2012 and 2013. Klaus Birk is one of the contributing authors to the publication.

University of Vienna, Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies


Book design by Eva-Maria Offermann